Book list: 2014, part 1

I've been on a streak of books this year where I either love them or hate them. Lots of 1 star reviews and 5 star reviews on Goodreads. I figured I'd tell you about a few I really liked and forget the rest.     Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind by Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter) I was charmed to find out the … [Read more...]

August 2013 Books

I got kind of bogged down by nonfiction this month and ended up cramming in whatever fiction I could that wouldn't take too many brain cells (see: the last three books). Don't you hate it when all the nonfiction you've ever put on your hold list comes in at once? In addition to the three listed below, there are others I haven't even finished … [Read more...]

July 2013 Books

I like how RA organizes her book posts and I think I'm going to start doing mine similarly. I'd still like to write them monthly, so I might not always have something in every category, but I think it will be simpler this way. Do you guys like the covers? I'm a visual person and love it when book posts have something to look at. A big block of text … [Read more...]

June 2013 Books

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien The library had a display of Newbery Award winners next to the children’s play area and I grabbed this one out of nostalgia. I'd forgotten the plot completely so it was like reading for the first time. It was great - although written for children it was certainly interesting enough to keep … [Read more...]

May 2013 Books

I'm finding as I read fewer books I think about the ones I do a lot more after I'm finished. I don't necessarily put more thought into making higher-quality reading choices, but I guess since I don't have the need to add a lot of filler to my to-read list they end up higher quality anyway. 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen … [Read more...]

April 2013 Books

Yes, April. You read that right. Coming soon: May! (Although it turns out I didn't read much in May.) The Privileges by Jonathan Dee This book was on the cusp of being good. With each chapter I would think the next one was going to finally draw me into can't-put-it-down status. It never quite made it and by the end I very much wanted to … [Read more...]